Neville High School holds traditional graduation with social distancing measures

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Despite COVID-19 disrupting other graduations, faculty made sure students at Neville High School could still have their big day.

Over 200 students graduated Thursday night at the Bill Ruple stadium. (SOURCE: KNOE)

The school held a traditional ceremony Thursday night with extra health and safety measures.

“I’m glad I get to be here with all my friends and do it,” said graduate Emma Treadwell.

Students said they were given the good news two weeks ago and were grateful to still have a ceremony.

“This gives a good sense of closure to my four years at this school and what could be my last time with some of these people out on the field,” said graduate Michael Kidd.

Only two guests per student were allowed in the ceremony. In addition, temperature checks were administered prior to entering the stadium.

Parents said Thursday’s ceremony was a good makeup for their students’ other missed events.

“They missed out on prom they missed out on senior pep rally and a trip to Europe that some folks had planned so this - we’re just very grateful and thankful that we could have this day,” said parent Mark Treadwell.

The ceremony was live-streamed on the school’s Facebook and YouTube pages.